In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between Dora, Carson, and Harper, three half-sisters scattered across the country—and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds.
For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong…until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future.
In this heartwarming novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer.
Just what I needed, a good fiction book :) I have been on a bit of DNF spree lately and deliberately picking those books to make my pile smaller. But now I am back and this book did the trick.
Grandma Muir is turning 80 and invites her 3 grandchildren to spend the summer. 3 halfsisters who have lost contact with each other. Carson, the one who freelances and never settles down. Dora, the stay at home mum with a child who needs special care, and a husband who left her. And Harper, the youngest who is ruled by her mother.
But this was more Carson's book. I did not think about that until I finished the book and saw that it is in fact a trilogy. It could have ended like this, but I am glad there is more. Hopefully everyone will find what they are looking for. Now it was more, oh they will be ok I know it.
I liked the story. It had that southern charm. I would have loved to visit that beach house. It also had a environmental message, one that at one time made me sad when something happened...leave it like that.
I enjoyed the characters. They all had their faults and good sides and had some stuff to work through.
So yes, I'd read more.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Gallery Books
Lowcountry Summer #1